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« on: May 26, 2004 10:39:40 AM »

Besides washcloths, what would you make out of crochet cotton/yarn? I have an econo ball of it, and want to do something with it, but would hate to see it get all gungy, cuz it's sucha  pretty blue/white.
Any decent free crochet patterns for washcloths?
(I know, probably a dime a dozen, but I can't do a search right until I get home)


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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2004 09:22:57 PM »

The Bernat website www.bernat.com has some free washcloth patterns it's under the free pattern in The Craft section.  You need to become a member to get free patterns but you hardly get any newletters or junkmail from them.

You could make a rug for your kitchen or a bath mat, you could make placemats or even nice heavy duty bags. I can't think of anything else right now.  I hope that's helpful. Wink
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2004 05:16:36 AM »

You could make a  camisole or tank top of it.  What about a filet wall hanging or a tablecloth. 
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2004 11:32:21 AM »

Cotton makes for a nice beanie cap

Yarn, or food? Yarn, or food? .... Eh, I ate last week.
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2004 02:32:24 PM »

I know there are some items of clothing you can make with cotton.
As for dishcloths, I think this place has about every type imaginable-knit and crochet
And basically, you can make a dishcloth any way you want. I have found them to be helpful ways of learning new designs and such (it's like doing a sampler swatch, only useful!)
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2004 09:35:49 PM »

I have made alot of utilitarian things out of kitchen cotton.

I made a marble bag (really a jewelry bag) for my son, using rainbow cotton and a free pattern from:


Lion's Brand Website also has some free patterns for what they call "hobo bags" (totally not a PC term for a purse!)

I have also improvised a wallet and I am getting ready to improvise an eyeglass case. I like to use cotton because its a natural fiber, its not itchy, and it washes well.

Good luck!
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2004 07:54:20 PM »

I love cotton for summer things.   I even used Bernat CottonTots, which is a worsted weight, but ends up looking and feeling somewhat bulky, to make a tank top for my daughter.  She's way to small for it right now; it'll be perfect for next spring, when Nebraska is 40 degrees in the morning and 80 in the afternoon.  I was going to post that project and perhaps the pattern if there was enough interest.  But as I said above, I love cotton for summer things.  It breathes, is washable, can be really wonderfully light, and also absorbs moisture in a nice way.

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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2004 04:23:47 PM »

I"m interested in the pattern for my niece and nephew!

Would you like to PM it to me, or post it?

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